[Installation Guide] Call for contributors
dbcummings3174 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 00:09:54 UTC 2009
I would like to apply for the position of Editor. I am currently the IT
manager for a national (US) company. One of my goals is to strive for
perfection and completeness in every detail. I am always working with my
team to ensure that nothing slips through the cracks. When it comes to
writing, I believe in accuracy, precision, clarity, and brevity. I am
always pressuring my team to write careful and professional email. This is
the attitude I would maintain in this project. I appreciate your time and
On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 5:20 PM, Phil Bull <philbull at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I've put up a list of the roles available in the Installation Guide
> team, and what I think their responsibilities should be:
> If you'd like to take on one of these roles, please reply to this post
> with a short justification for why you think you'd be the best person
> for the job. It's open to all, new contributors or old, and any
> experience level. I'll select who I think are the best candidates once
> there are enough people to choose from (be quick, probably by
> Wednesday!). I'll also make sure that anyone who's interested but
> doesn't get on the team finds something equally interesting to do
> elsewhere in the wonderful world of documentation.
> Please note that I'm looking for people who are prepared to make a
> serious commitment to the project, which will run from now until the 1st
> of October (Documentation String Freeze). I'm expecting the work to
> require between 2 and 8 hours a week per person (although probably
> closer to 3 hours most weeks). You'll also need to attend a weekly IRC
> meeting, though it shouldn't matter if you miss one or two. If you don't
> think you'll be able to spare enough time, please consider not applying
> for this - there are plenty of other documentation tasks that need doing
> which offer a much more flexible schedule.
> I should probably list a few reasons why you might like to commit to a
> voluntary project like this:
> * Wonderful experience, if you're into technical writing, editing
> or publishing; definitely something for the CV/resume!
> * You get to hone your technical and teamworking skills.
> * You get your name on a document with a potential audience of
> several *million* people worldwide, which may be translated into
> tens of languages.
> * You get to spread the Ubuntu love far and wide - installation is
> a *major* issue for users, so it's important that we make a good
> job of this.
> * I reckon it'll get on Slashdot or Digg when we've finished,
> which should be interesting...
> * Fun!
> Let me know if you have any questions.
> Phil Bull
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